How are you sleeping? The days are long now. And early. The sun sets so late! Are you feeling draggy and pooped?
Here are some tricks and tips that have helped me.
Try some warm milk before about half an hour before bed. Warming the milk makes the amino acid L-Tryptophan accessible.L-Tryptophan definitely helps you sleep. That’s why Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey dinners make you sleepy – turkey also has lots of L-Tryptophan in it.
Turn off all screens about 40 minutes before sleep time. I’m serious. This is a well established fact.
Quit all caffeine sources before supper. Yes, that includes the baby sized can of diet soda and the 3 mini dark chocolate squares.
Minimize electronics in the sleep space. All those whirring noises and little blue lights are heartless sleep wreckers.
Spray some lavender or lemon verbena or melissa in the sleep space. Some essential oils have a great track record of promoting sleep when inhaled.
While you’re at it, make some chamomile or melissa tea. Personally, I can’t stand chamomile tea. However, I love melissa tea. If you can’t finds melissa, look for lemon balm tea. It’s the exact same thing, just a different name.
Sleep well, my friends.